Those pesky .MTS files.
A buddy has been shooting video on a JVC GY-HM600 and recording in AVCHD mode. The filetype it records is a .MTS and it doesn't play well with final cut pro 7. I have a method to get the .MTS to a .mp4 and then to a .mov, but there is a terrible loss of quality in the footage. JVC has a plug-in for FCP that is supposed to let you log and transfer into final cut, but it seems broken. Anyone else do video editing that could lend a hand? I've been looking through all kinds of guides but they always end up leading me to a crappy 40 to 100 dollar conversion software that has a single purpose. There has to be a way to do this with out those.